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When the Unknown Lurks – Girlfriends in God – July 31, 2020

July 31, 2020When the Unknown Lurks Rachel WojoTodays TruthThe LORD Himself goes before you; He will be with you. He will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid or discouraged. (Deuteronomy 31:8 NIV)Friend to FriendThe letter had arrived. I had been waiting for weeks and finally, there it was! With my breath... Read more

When Highs and Lows Are Exhausting – Girlfriends in God – July 30, 2020

July 30, 2020When Highs and Lows Are Exhausting Gwen SmithTodays TruthHe stilled the storm to a whisper; the waves of the sea were hushed. (Psalm 107:29)Friend to FriendSome called it a teeter-totter, but I always called it a seesaw and it was one of my favorite playground amenities in elementary school. There were always risks involved... Read more

In the beginning… – Girlfriends in God – July 29, 2020

July 29, 2020In the beginning...Wendy SpeakeTodays TruthIn the beginning God... (Genesis 1:1a, NIV). Friend to FriendTodays scripture is a partial scripture, but a complete comfort during uncertain times. The first four words in the Bible form an incomplete sentence but offer a profound promise. In the beginning God Those four words are the lens through which... Read more

Hows Your Heart Part 2 – Girlfriends in God – July 28, 2020

July 28, 2020Hows Your Heart  Part 2Mary SoutherlandTodays TruthBe careful! Watch out for attacks from the Devil, your great enemy. He prowls around like a roaring lion, looking for some victim to devour (1 Peter 5:8, NLT).Friend to FriendI was physically exhausted and had let my guard down. The minute I let my guard down,... Read more

Heart-Check Part 1 – Girlfriends in God – July 27, 2020

July 27, 2020Heart-Check  Part 1Mary SoutherlandTodays TruthSee, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland (Isaiah 43:19, NIV).Friend to FriendIt had been a very long day. My husband and I were both tired and looking forward... Read more

Settling Disagreements – Girlfriends in God – July 24, 2020

July 24, 2020Settling DisagreementsMelissa Spoelstra Todays TruthNow I appeal to Euodia and Syntyche. Please, because you belong to the Lord, settle your disagreement. And I ask you, my true partner, to help these two women, for they worked hard with me in telling others the Good News. They worked along with Clement and the rest of... Read more

You Are Worth More – Girlfriends in God – July 23, 2020

July 23, 2020You Are Worth MoreSharon JaynesTodays TruthJesus said, Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? he asked His disciples. Yet not one of them will fall to the ground outside your Fathers care. And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. So dont be afraid; you are worth more than... Read more

Embrace Your Pain – Girlfriends in God – July 22, 2020

July 22, 2020Embrace Your PainMary SoutherlandTodays TruthHe gives strength to those who are tired and more power to those who are weak (Isaiah 40:29, NCV).Friend to FriendI love a great movie! To me, a movie is great when good wins over evil, the right guy gets the right girl, nobody gets hurt and everyone lives... Read more

Finding Blessing in Gods Delays – Girlfriends in God – July 21, 2020

July 21, 2020Finding Blessing in Gods DelaysBarb RooseTodays TruthIn her deep anguish Hannah prayed to the Lord, weeping bitterly. And she made a vow, saying, Lord Almighty, if you will only look on your servants misery and remember me, and not forget your servant but give her a son, then I will give him to... Read more

When Comfort is Stripped Away – Girlfriends in God – July 20, 2020

July 20, 2020When Comfort is Stripped AwayGwen SmithTodays TruthBut we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us. We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed. (2 Corinthians... Read more

Numbered Days – Girlfriends in God – July 17, 2020

July 17, 2020Numbered DaysLisa MorroneTodays TruthTeach us to number our days aright, so that we may gain a heart of wisdom (Psalm 90:12, NIV, 1984).Friend to FriendLast month I lost a dear, older friend to the COVID-19 virus. Alberts days upon this earth ended unexpectedly at 84 years. All those whose lives had been enriched by this... Read more

The Little Black Dress of Faith – Girlfriends in God – July 16, 2020

July 16, 2020The Little Black Dress of FaithGwen SmithTodays TruthThe wisdom from above is first of all pure. (James 3:17a, NLT)    Friend to FriendAll throughout the Bible, we see that wisdom is the real deal when it comes to spiritual must-haves. I like to think of it as the little black dress of faith. An... Read more

You Are Who God Says You Are – Girlfriends in God – July 15, 2020

July 15, 2020You Are Who God Says You AreSharon JaynesTodays TruthSee what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! (1 John 3:1 NIV)Friend to FriendI became a Christian when I was a teenager. But even after I made a commitment to follow Christ, feelings of inferiority,... Read more

The Lord Is Near – Girlfriends in God – July 14, 2020

July 14, 2020The Lord Is Near Elisa PulliamTodays TruthThe Lord is near all who call out to him, all who call out to him with integrity. He fulfills the desires of those who fear him; he hears their cry for help and saves them. (Psalm 145:18-19, CSB).Friend to FriendDoes it feel like the Lord is near... Read more

Calling Satans Bluff – Girlfriends in God – July 13, 2020

July 13, 2020Calling Satans BluffMary SoutherlandTodays TruthStay alert! Watch out for your great enemy, the devil. He prowls around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour (1 Peter 5:8, NLT).Friend to FriendBullies are everywhere!On the playground.In the classroom.At the office.On the roads.In our cities.In our homes.But the biggest bully of all is Satan.... Read more

Loving Hard-to-Love People – Girlfriends in God – July 10, 2020

July 10 2020Loving Hard-to-Love PeopleKelly BalarieTodays TruthIn the same way, on the outside you appear to people as righteous but on the inside you are full of hypocrisy and wickedness (Matthew 23:28, NIV).Friend to FriendThe women were getting under my skin. Certainly, when I decided to hang-out with them, I didnt expect their conversations to become... Read more

True Repentance Brings True Forgiveness – Girlfriends in God – July 9, 2020

July 9, 2020True Repentance Brings True ForgivenessMary SoutherlandTodays TruthHe (God) is so rich in kindness that He purchased our freedom through the blood of His Son, and our sins are forgiven (Ephesians 1:7, NLT).Friend to FriendIt had been a rough afternoon for Hudson, our four-year-old grandson. Dan and I were keeping him and his brother... Read more

When Love Hurts – Girlfriends in God – July 8, 2020

July 8, 2020When Love Hurts Sharon JaynesTodays TruthI am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our... Read more

I Didnt Hear You – Girlfriends in God – July 7, 2020

July 7, 2020I Didnt Hear You Arlene PellicaneTodays TruthObserve the commands of the Lord your God, walking in obedience to him and revering him.  Deuteronomy 8:6, NIV.Friend to FriendI was excited to be at a concert with my girls, but when it began, I realized I had forgotten something very important.  Earplugs!  The speakers were pointed... Read more

Baby Oil and Sun In – Girlfriends in God – July 6, 2020

July 6, 2020Baby Oil and Sun InGwen SmithTodays TruthSave us and help us with your right hand, that those you love may be delivered. (Psalm 108:6, NIV)Friend to FriendBack when jelly bracelets, Aqua Net hairspray, blue eyeshadow and parachute pants were a thing, I wrestled with frustration every time radio disc jockeys talked over the beginning... Read more

Even Your Darkest Night Will Lead to Dawn – Girlfriends in God – July 3, 2020

July 3, 2020Even Your Darkest Night Will Lead to Dawn Holley GerthTodays TruthIn peace I will lie down and sleep, for you alone, Lord, make me dwell in safety (Psalm 4:8, NIV).Friend to FriendWhats going to happen?How will this work out?Do I have the strength to get through this?Questions like this swirl inside her mind... Read more

Go Ahead and Feel Those Feelings – Girlfriends in God – July 2, 2020

July 2, 2020Go Ahead and Feel Those Feelings Gwen SmithTodays TruthFor I am poor and needy, and my heart is wounded within me. (Psalm 109:22)Friend to FriendSome dog owners teach their pups to attack, pursue or chase someone by using the command, Sic em! This short, sharp prompt gives dogs permission to aggressively pounce on an... Read more

When Your Rooster Crows Like Peters – Girlfriends in God – July 1, 2020

July 1, 2020When Your Rooster Crows Like PetersSharon JaynesTodays TruthTherefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus (Romans 8:1 NIV).Friend to FriendI sat on my back porch, wrapped in my fuzzy worn robethe one thats 20 old that I just cant seem to get rid of. The birch trees waved... Read more

Big or Small, God Cares About It All in Your Life – Girlfriends in God – June 30, 2020

June 30, 2020Big or Small, God Cares About It All in Your LifeHolley GerthTodays TruthPraise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we... Read more

Shhhhh! – Girlfriends in God – June 29, 2020

June 29, 2020Shhhhh!Mary SoutherlandTodays TruthLet your conversation be gracious and effective so that you will have the right response for everyone (Colossians 4:6, NLT).  Friend to FriendDr. Seuss is one of my favorite authors. I recently read an article that said the famed childrens author loved challenges. In 1959, the co-founder of his publishing company... Read more

When Youre Afraid to Jump Into the Deep End of Gods Will – Girlfriends in God – June 26, 2020

June 26, 2020When Youre Afraid to Jump Into the Deep End of Gods WillSharon JaynesTodays TruthHowever it is written, What no eye has seen, what no ear has heard, and what no human mind has conceived the things God has prepared for those who love him (1 Corinthians 2:9 NIV)Friend to FriendHave you ever been... Read more

Who Defines Your Worth? – Girlfriends in God – June 25, 2020

June 25, 2020Who Defines Your Worth?Gwen SmithTodays TruthYou are precious and honored in my sight. (Isaiah 43:4a, NIV).Friend to FriendYears ago, I bought my daughter a really cute jacket at the mall. It was a hoodie made of a cuddly fabric with cream, lavender, and mint green horizontal stripes. The jacket zipped up in the... Read more

The Praise Closet – Girlfriends in God – June 23, 2020

June 23, 2020The Praise ClosetArlene PellicaneTodays TruthAs for me, I will always have hope; I will praise You more and more (Psalm 71:14, NIV).Friend to FriendMy family leads an afterschool Bible club on Fridays at my daughters elementary school.  We sing songs, play games, study the Bible, and give away prizes.  Im always storing up... Read more

When Satisfaction Evades Me – Girlfriends in God – June 22, 2020

June 22, 2020When Satisfaction Evades MeGwen SmithTodays TruthHe will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away. (Revelations 21:4)Friend to FriendWhen my children were little, they watched the same VHS tapes over and over and over. Classics... Read more